- What do the rings on a course mean?
- How do I see my assignments and assessments in Coursetune?
Coursetune's Activities and Assessment panel is a powerful feature that serves many purposes:
- To provide the designer with essential properties for quality lessons and assessments.
- To provide faculty with a visualization of the types of planned activities and assessments and how they fit together.
- To ensure quality design by showing the faculty, subject-matter experts, and designers how the learning and assessment activities in the course (level-4 object) fit together on the learning objectives.
- To provide teams with course and program (level 3) reports about the design of learning resources and assessments.
To see the activities, you need to be on the Bundle Layer of the course, in the circle view. The Activities icon is the head with a gear in the right-hand panel. Activities only show on the bundle layer because the bundle layer shows the sequence of the learning.
Activities show up as "rings" on the outside of the course. Like the rings on a tree inform you about the life of a tree, you can use the activity rings in Coursetune to inform you about the design of the course.
When viewing all the activities for a course, you will see two different color sets:
- yellow rings represent Assessments (typically things like papers, exams, projects, and quizzes)
- green rings represent Learning Activities (typically things like lectures, readings, test prep, and interactive presentations)
Each ring of the course holds one type of activity. In the example below you see the ring representing Assignments. When there are multiple assignments on a particular learning objective (LO), you will see the rings stack up on that particular LO. Note there are two presentations built on the LO with abbreviation "describe health literacy"
In the circle graph layout, you can directly select an arc to view the properties of the activity in the Descriptions panel (in the right panel). Any information, including description, time, points, and properties will be listed. The activity will also be highlighted in the right panel; yellow for assessments and green for learning activities.
You can view all the activities of a particular type by selecting View All for that activity.
You can also collapse the Activities panel at the top; this collapses all activity lists inside.
Want more in-depth information on assessments and learning activities? Check out these articles:
- Glossary: Assessments and Learning Activities
- How do I create an activity?
- How do I edit an Assessment or Learning Activity?
Understanding how assessments and learning activities fit into the Coursetune vision is important. For more information, check out this article: Coursetune Answers What, When, Why, and How of Learning